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OECD Child Well-being database

1. General description

    The OECD Child Well-being database offers comparable statistics on the state of child well-being across 30 OECD countries, for the period 2005-2008 (OECD). The website allows comparisons to be made between outcome indicators for children across six major aspects of children's lives: material well-being, education, housing, health and safety, risky behaviour and quality of life.

2. Main topics

    • Material well-being:
    • Children in poor homes 
    • Educational deprivation 
    • Household income 
    • Housing and environment:
    • Environmental conditions 
    • Overcrowding 
    • Educational well-being:
    • Literacy inequality 
    • Literacy scores 
    • Youth NEET rates (Not in Employment, Education or Training) 
    • Health and safety:
    • Birth weight
    • Breastfeeding rates 
    • Child mortality rates 
    • Infant mortality 
    • Physical activity 
    • Suicide rates 
    • Vaccination rates (for measles and pertussis) 
    • Risky behaviours: 
    • Drunkenness 
    • Smoking 
    • Teenage births 
    • Quality of school life: 
    • Bullying 
    • Liking school 
    • Public spending:
    • Early childhood (under the age of six) 
    • Middle childhood (between the age of six and eleven) 
    • Late childhood (between the age of twelve and eighteen) 
    • Total public spending on childhood (under the age of eighteen) 

    3. Data

    • Quantitative data
    • Macro-level data (macro data and aggregated micro data)
    • Periods covered by the data differ per country and topic. Most data cover the period 2005-2008

    4. Countries covered

    • 30 OECD countries
    • All countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

    5. Keyword search facility on website

      Yes, at OECD Advanced Search. This is a search engine for all OECD data, not specifically for the OECD Child Well-being database. Keyword search is possible in publications, questionnaires, reports or other documents.

    6. Data access

      • Web tabulator that produces tables and graphs; from OECD Stat
      • Downloadable in Excel and CSV format
      • Per country and topic
      • Free of charge, no registration required
      • Prefabricated tables in the publication: OECD Doing Better for Children
      • Per country and per topic (data in the publication is based on the data available from the web tabulators mentioned above)
      • Subscribers can access the publication; from OECD iLibrary
      • Non-subscribers can browse and/or order the publication; from OECD online bookshop
      • Country specific summaries are available; from OECD Doing Better for Children
      • Free of charge, no registration required
      • Web tabulator that produces tables, graphs, charts and maps; at OECD eXplorer
      • Per country and per indicator
      • Free of charge, no registration required

      7. Additional information

        Bibliographical reference:
        OECD. (2009). Doing Better for Children. Paris: OECD Publishing.